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Every Sunday morning issue of Lincoln's Journal Star newspaper includes the "The (402) 411" section. Included in that section of the paper each week are regular author profiles and book reviews, by both local reviewers and national review services. Due to the regular popularity of the titles reviewed in the paper, we've designed this page of the Lincoln City Libraries' Web site as a simple listing of the books recently reviewed in the Lincoln Journal Star, with links into the library's holdings for all the listed books which are currently in the collection. If a title below is not hotlinked, this is an indication that the library does not currently own that book, but you may consider requesting the title through the services of our Interlibrary Loan department, or suggesting that we purchase it via our on-line Suggest-a-Title form.

last updated April 26, 2015

2015 Selections

Books reviewed in April

book cover  Dorothy Parker Drank Here
by Ellen Meister

Fiction -- Meister.
book cover  The Stranger
by Harlan Coben

Fiction -- Coben.
book cover  @war: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex
by Shane Harris

Non-Fiction -- 355.343 Har.
book cover  Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry
edited by Greg Kosmicki and Mary K. Stillwell  Nebraska Author

Non-Fiction -- 811.08 Kos.
book cover  Unmanned
by Dan Fesperman

Fiction -- Fesperman.
book cover  Dataclysm
by Christian Rudder

Non-Fiction -- 155.2 Rud.
book cover  The Narrow Road to the Deep North
by Richard Flanagan

Fiction -- Flanagan.
book cover  Endangered
by C.J. Box

Fiction -- ABoxUTHOR.
book cover  The Harder They Come
by T.C. Boyle

Fiction -- boyle.
book cover  Stonewalled: My Fight for the Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harrassment in Obama's Washington
by Sharyl Attkinson

Non-Fiction -- 323.445 Att.
book cover  Cuba Straits
by Randy Wayne White

Fiction -- White.
book cover  Living the Secular Life
by Phil Zuckerman

Non-Fiction -- Zuckerman.

Books reviewed in March

book cover  A Spool of Blue Thread
by Anne Tyler

Fiction -- Tyler.
book cover  Twelve Days
by Alex Berenson

Fiction -- Berenson.
book cover  Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why
by Scott Weems

Non-Fiction -- 152.4 Wee.
book cover  Funny Girl
by Nick Hornby

Fiction -- Hornby.
book cover  Viking Bay
by M.A. Larson

Fiction -- Larson.
book cover  The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins

Fiction -- Hawkins.
book cover  The Explorers: A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses and Impossible Success
by Martin Dugard

Non-Fiction -- Dugard.
book cover  The Bricklayer
by Noah Boyd

Fiction -- Boyd.
book cover  The Accidental Empress
by Allison Pataki

Fiction -- Pataki.
book cover  30 Lessons for Loving
by Karl Pillemer

Non-Fiction -- Pillemer.
book cover  Devils and Dust
by J.D. Rhoades

Fiction -- Rhoades.
book cover  President Lincoln Assassinated! The Firsthand Story of the Murder, Manhunt, Trial and Mourning<
by Harold Holzer

Non-Fiction -- Holzen. [Note: the Lincoln City Libraries own many other Lincoln-related titles by Harold Holzer - click his name to see them.]
book cover  Mourning Lincoln
by Martha Hodes

Non-Fiction -- Hodes.
book cover  Lincoln's Body: A Cultural History
by Richard Wightman Fox

Non-Fiction -- Fox.
book cover  John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved a Nation
by Harlow Giles Unger

Non-Fiction -- Unger.

Books reviewed in February

book cover  Timeless: Love, Morgenthau and Me
by Lucinda Franks

Biography -- Franks.
book cover  The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous and Smart About Money
by Ron Lieber

Non-Fiction -- [ On Order ].
book cover  Holy Cow
by David Duchovny

Fiction -- Duchovny.
book cover  Pillar to the Sky
by William R. Forstchen

Fiction -- Forstchen.
book cover  The Bones of Paris
by Laurie R. King

Fiction -- King.
book cover  Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
by Jill Leovy

Non-Fiction -- 364.152 Leo.

Books reviewed in January

book cover  Deadline
by John Sandford

Fiction -- Sandford.
book cover  William Wells Brown: An African American Life
by Ezra Greenspan

Non-Fiction -- Greenspan.
book cover  The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
by Edward E. Baptist

Non-Fiction -- Baptist.
book cover  Empire of Cotton: A Global History
by Sven Beckert

Non-Fiction -- Beckert.
book cover  The Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000-Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor
by Martin Meredith

Non-Fiction -- Meredith.
book cover  Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean From Columbus to the Present Day
by Carrie Gibson

Non-Fiction -- Gibson.
book cover  Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War
by James Risen

Non-Fiction -- 973.931 Ris.
book cover  Breaking Creed
by Alex Kava  Nebraska Author

Fiction -- Kava.
book cover  Roughnecks
by James J. Patterson and Quinn O'Connell Jr.

Fiction -- [ On Order ].
book cover  Bootleggers & Baptists
by Adam Smith and Bruce Yandle

Non-Fiction -- Smith.
book cover  Bourbon: A History of the American Spiri
by Dane Huckelbridge

Non-Fiction -- Huckelbridge.
book cover  Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight
by Jay Barbree

Non-Fiction -- Biography Armstrong.
book cover  Wyatt in Wichita
by John Shirley

Fiction -- Shirley.

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